Substantial Equivalence

FDA Releases Guidance on Benefit-Risk Factors in Substantial Equivalence in 510(k) Submissions


A new FDA Guidance on Benefit-Risk Factors to Consider When Determining Substantial Equivalence in Premarket Notifications (510(k)) with Different Technological Characteristics was released September 25, 2018. As devices become more complex, it becomes more difficult to determine if technological differences mean it is substantially equivalent to a predicate device. The guidance can be found on FDA’s website here.